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Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor, added the 5,000th item in the University’s open access Digital Collections earlier this month. The Chancellor’s e-book, written with distinguished academics Ramesh Thakur, John Carlson, Peter Hooton, and John Page, titled “Nuclear weapons: the state of play”, has been published by the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:15 pm

Staff from the Library and Information Technology Services began work to implement a new Integrated Library Management System (Catalogue)—called Sierra—in May. Sierra will replace the Library’s current management system, Millennium, which has been in place since 2001. The new system will enable library staff to make resources available more efficiently. The catalogue you currently use […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:14 pm

The new ANU Archives database went live in May, and includes information about all deposits in the Noel Butlin Archives Centre (a collection of records from Australian organisations); all series in the University Archives, and details of all the organisations and people who created them—1,800 organisational descriptions, and over 1,200 authority records for creators. The […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:12 pm

The new Document Supply Services portal (DSS Portal), the web site for our automated interlibrary loan system, went live on 27 May 2013. We are pleased that it is already receiving positive user feedback. Automation delivers a new, streamlined system with automated the requesting resulting in efficiencies, and streamlined work processes for the Library staff. […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:11 pm

A trial of extended opening hours was undertaken in the Chifley, Hancock and Law Library branches late last year, and following overwhelmingly positive student feedback, hours were extended in 2013. Chifley and Hancock Library branches have extended opening hours on a regular and on-going basis during teaching periods, opening their doors at 8am and remaining […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:10 pm

Suggested additions to the Library collections are welcome at any time by completing the online Suggest a Library purchase form. The default format for new material is electronic but other formats may be requested. All recommendations will be considered in relation to the teaching, learning, and research requirements of the University, as well as the […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:09 pm

The University’s digital publishing group, ANU E Press, has enjoyed high publication rates in 2013; eclipsing previous years’ rates by publishing more than twenty books before June! Publishing the original work of ANU academics in PDF, EPUB, MOBI and in print-on-demand hard copy, ANU E Press has been at the forefront of open access digital […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:07 pm

The next round of the ANU Publications Subsidy Fund closes on 30 June 2013, and all ANU staff and students are encouraged to submit an application. The Fund helps ANU staff and students publish the results of their academic research that would be unable (or unlikely) to be published by an independent commercial publisher without […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 4:08 pm

Updated: 12 June 2013/ Responsible Officer: University Librarian / Page Contact: Library Systems & Web Coordinator